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Re:Re: Packaging question: Backport patch or use newer commit?

From: Zhu Zihao
Subject: Re:Re: Packaging question: Backport patch or use newer commit?
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 12:20:42 +0800 (CST)

Thanks for your help! I back port that patch and build succesfully now. That patch is small enough so I sure it's suitable for backport.

At 2020-09-13 00:35:10, "Leo Famulari" <> wrote: >On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 12:04:11AM +0800, Zhu Zihao wrote: >> Hi everybody. I' m packaging digikam( A free photo management software from KDE project. There're 2 dependecies missing from current Guix(qtav & libksane) >> >> >> I tried to package qtav( first, but it's latest release(v1.13.0) failed to build with Qt 5.14. And it was fixed in The question is: "Should I backport this fix to v1.13.0 or just use this commit to build qtav?" >> >> >> If there're some guidelines on this, please tell me, thanks a lot! > >In general, we try to only package what upstream considers the "latest >release". > >If the latest release doesn't work, we try to fix it in the smallest way >that we can. > >So, in this case, that would mean trying to apply the patch you >mentioned to the 1.13.0 release. If that works, great. > >Otherwise, we have to also consider the value of our own time, and it >might be best to build the software based on the commit itself. > >Does that help?


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